Chatham Hospital Doula Coordinator and Lay Health Advisor Wins Statewide Honor from Spanish-Language TV Station
Univision honors Gloria Maldonado for her contributions to the community
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 8, 2006
SILER CITY, N.C. Chatham Hospital today announced that Gloria Maldonado, coordinator of the hospitals doula program and a lay health advisor with its Hispanic Health Initiative, has received a statewide honor for her contributions to the community.
The Pride of Our Community (Orgullo de Nuestra Comunidad ) award was presented by Univison 40, the premier Spanish-language media company in the U.S. Each year the company offers TV viewers an opportunity to nominate someone they believe is an example of excellence and perseverance in the Hispanic community. This year Maldonado was one of five North Carolina residents honored. She was featured on WUVC throughout Hispanic Heritage Month.
Univision described Maldonado as a dedicated advocate for Latinos in Siler City, a respected and trusted friend to both Latinos and Anglos, and a peace builder in the community. In addition to being a dedicated wife, mother and community volunteer, she has been a lay health advisor (consejera de salud) with the Chatham Hospital Hispanic Health Initiative since 1999. She is certified nationally to offer labor support to Latinas during labor and birth and is coordinator for the Chatham Hospital doulas program. Maldonado also is coordinator of Chatham Hospitals Susan G. Komen breast health awareness campaign, which offers free clinical breast exams and mammograms for Latinas over 40.
Gloria Maldonado has worked tirelessly to promote the health and wellness of those who live and work here in our community, said Woodrow Hathaway, CEO of Chatham Hospital. This is a well-deserved honor.
About Univision Communications
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S., reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the countrys leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group, which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels, as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com.
Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisas pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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